Kantipur Temple House

Top choice hotel in Kathmandu
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Hidden down an alley on the southern edge of Thamel, this Newari temple–style hotel has been built with meticulous attention to detail. The spacious rooms are tastefully decorated, with traditional carved wood, terracotta floor tiles, window seats and fair-trade dhaka (hand-woven cotton cloth) bedspreads. Due to the traditional nature of the building, rooms tend to be a little dark.

This place is also doing its best to be eco-friendly – guests are given cloth bags to use when shopping and bulk mineral water is available free of charge in traditional bronze pitchers (in fact, there’s no plastic anywhere in the hotel). The rooms encircle a traditional brick courtyard and there’s free yoga in the garden at 8am. Don't expect TVs, air-con or heating. The old-town location is close to almost anywhere in town, but taxi drivers might have a hard time finding it. There are 50% discounts from December to February and May to September.

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Quick description

The eco-friendly Kantipur Temple House offers a quiet oasis amidst Kathmandu’s historical treasures. Wi-Fi is free in public areas. Rooms feature red brick walls and handmade wooden furniture. Each room has a fan and a seating area, and comes with a private bathroom. Kantipur House offers tour arrangements and ticketing services. After visiting Kathmandu’s cultural highlights, guests can relax in the garden or join a yoga or meditation class. The restaurant features classic Nepalese décor and offers outdoor dining in the rooftop garden. It serves international specialities made from organic ingredients. Kantipur Temple House is a 2 km from Old Durbar Square and downtown Thamel. Kathmandu International Airport is a 7 km away.


  • Private parking


  • Sun terrace
  • Currency exchange
  • Kid meals
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour desk
  • Parking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Wifi
  • Internet services
  • Ticket service
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Garden
  • On-site parking
  • Bbq facilities
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Packed lunches


  • Room service
  • Car hire
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • Luggage storage
  • Shoeshine
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Ironing service


  • Heating
  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box


  • Free WiFi available

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar